The complete suite of derivative markets
We specialize in providing a comprehensive offering and award-winning services across spot trading, crypto futures, interest rates, currencies, futures, options and much more.
We connect you with access to more than 36 derivative markets worldwide, with 24-hour service and straight-through processing of futures and options. Trade what you want, how you want, where you want, when you want – all through one single provider.
It’s simple: call us, and we’ll pick up the phone. We’ll know who you are, and we’ll get right to work on whatever you need. Our dedicated and experienced team of derivative professionals can provide the operational support you need, from integrating your trading system seamlessly with ours to resolving any issues that may arise.
As part of StoneX Group Inc., a NASDAQ-listed, Fortune 100 company, we leverage our financial strength to ensure that your funds are secure and that we can meet your needs as your strategy evolves and your business grows. As a regulated futures brokers in the United States, UK, EU, Singapore, Australia, Argentina and other countries around the globe, we handled 129 million exchange-traded contracts in 2019.
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With access to multiple products and with freedom from the more onerous regulatory requirements imposed on banks, we can help ensure that you can use the capital you commit to your account as efficiently as possible.
Our digital customer platform provides a rich yet intuitive experience that delivers real-time views across your positions, plus analytical tools that enable you to manipulate those views, evaluate performance and optimize your strategy.
What is derivatives trading?
Derivatives trading is when traders and investors speculate on the potential price action of a financial instrument with the aim of turning a profit without owning the underlying asset. So what’s an example of a derivative market? StoneX offers derivative trading on several markets, including:
- Spot trading – securities traded for immediate delivery in the market on a specified date. Spot trades include the buying or selling of foreign currency, a financial instrument, or commodity. Many assets quote a “spot price” and a “futures or forward price.”
- Crypto futures – an agreement to buy and sell a specific amount of an underlying crypto at a specific future price on a specific date and time.
- Futures trading – as with crypto futures, futures are a type of derivative contract agreement to buy a specific asset at a set future date, for a set price.
- Foreign exchange – Foreign exchange derivatives include forward contracts, futures contracts and options. Forward contracts are typically used by investors who want to limit their risk to exchange rate volatility, while futures contracts are used by traders who are looking for large returns on their investments.
- Interest rate swaps – An interest rate swap is an agreement between two parties to exchange one stream of interest payments for another, over a set period. Swaps are over-the-counter (OTC) products.
How does derivative trading work?
A derivative is simply a contract between two or more parties that’s based on an underlying asset or set of assets. Although they sound complex, derivatives represent the modern form of trading that’s been around for centuries.
Derivative trading is used by all types of investors to speculate on the future price movement of a market, without having to purchase the actual asset itself, in the hope of making a profit. So, when using derivatives for market exposure, you place an order or trade (usually online) to go either long or short on a specific market. You don’t own the instrument you’re trading in, you’re simply speculating on the price. If you open a long position, this means you expect the market will increase in value. If you open a short position, you expect the market will fall in value. Depending on the direction of your trade and the market movement, you’ll make a profit or incur a loss.
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StoneX Financial Inc. (“SFI”) is a member of FINRA/NFA/SIPC and registered with the MSRB. SFI is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) as a Broker-Dealer and with the CFTC as a Futures Commission Merchant and Commodity Trading Advisor. References to securities trading and prime services are made on behalf of the BD Division of SFI. References to exchange-traded futures and options are made on behalf of the FCM Division of SFI. You can learn more about the background of StoneX Financial Inc. on BrokerCheck.
INTL Fillmore Advisors LLC (“IFA”) provides Outsourced Trading Services. IFA is a member of FINRA/SIPC and NFA , and registered with the SEC as a Broker Dealer and CFTC. You can learn more about the background of INTL Fillmore Advisors LLC on BrokerCheck.
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